Best of Sacramento Connect Home & Garden blogs

Published: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 - 12:00 am

The Sacramento Bee hosts a network of high-quality news providers and bloggers in the Sacramento region. Here is a sampling of the best of the current Home & Garden blogs. Check out the full postings:

•  Natomas backyard farmer Bill Bird, author of “Sacramento Vegetable Gardening,” goes hog wild over Wild Boar Farms’ striped tomatoes:

“I’ll never forget that first taste of the very first, vine-ripened Solar Flare. In a word? Scrumptious.

“If you take the time to visit the Wild Boar Farms website, you’ll find yourself in a world of striped tomatoes. There is no one, dominant color here. There’s yellow streaked with white, red streaked with green and orange, orange streaked with yellow and just about every color found in a rainbow. The descriptions for each tomato are almost as entertaining as the colors. For instance? The Berkeley Tie-Dye carries the following warning: ‘High Acid Content May Cause Flashbacks.’ It appears they have a sense of humor to go along with the ability to grow those great tasting tomatoes.”

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